A state high school athletic authority's exclusive contract with one company to live stream sports contests over the Web does not violate the free press rights of other media organizations that sought to cover the same events, a federal appeals court has ruled.


A federal appeals court has allowed most of a white high school student's lawsuit alleging racial bias in his discipline over an altercation with a black student to move forward.


A state judge has issued an injunction blocking a Missouri law that would have barred teachers from communicating with students over Web sites such as Facebook and Twitter.


A California teacher is immune from a student's lawsuit claiming that the teacher's classroom comments were hostile to religion, a federal appeals court has ruled.


A federal appeals court has upheld the brief suspension of a middle school student who wrote a violent essay for a class assignment, saying that school administrators must have latitude to "distinguish empty boasts from serious threats."


A groundbreaking private school voucher plan adopted by a Colorado school district violates the state constitution, a state trial judge has ruled.


A school district is potentially liable in a federal civil rights suit for failing to protect a 4th grade girl from sexual assault by a man who checked her out of school without authorization, a federal appeals court has ruled.


A Delaware school board's practice of reciting prayers before public board meetings is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court has ruled.


A Missouri student discussed in an instant-message conversation with a friend his desire to get a gun and shoot several classmates at school.


A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit filed by the mother of a 7-year-old autistic child who was repeatedly locked in a dark isolation room at his school for misbehavior.


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